There is an on-going debate about whether putting candles in the freezer (before using them) is a good idea. The main reason for wanting to put candles in the freezer is the misconceived idea that it will make them burn longer. At first this seems pretty logical since a candle doesn’t get used up until the wax is liquefied and burns. The idea follows that if it is frozen, a candle will take longer to melt because it is cold.
Unfortunately this idea doesn’t work. Not only will your candle not burn longer, but freezing it could cause your candles to crack. I did a test putting votive candles and pillar candles in the freezer. I got out my stop watch and started timing (I already knew they would crack, just not how long it would take). I planned on checking the candles every 15 minutes to see how long…
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